About Hmp1
Joined June 2017
I am fortunate enough to live in a beautiful part of the United States in the middle of an apple orchard with my family and our pets. We have what I think they call a gentleman's farm (a horse, a few chickens, a little garden and a lot of land). It keeps us busy.

I have been working in the healthcare field for nearly 20 years, mostly in long term care. I built my first website in 2006. It was directly related to my healthcare career. I had some success with the site however I was trying to do everything with minimal assistance. I finally got tired and gave up.

Wealthy Affiliate has really opened my eyes to the world of affiliate marketing. I am energized and excited by the extensive training offered at WA. I wish I had found this amazing community and support system back in 2006! I would have continued with that first website and certainly been considered an authority at this point.

I currently have 3 websites. I feel that given time in the day I could write extensively on each of them. As the training teaches us - choose topics you are passionate about and you won't have any issue creating content. My primary site promotes wealthy affiliate. I love the platform and look forward to helping many people discover their dream jobs and create their dream lives. I am looking forward to working with all of you!

Dream Big!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Heather And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined and with all your previous experience you will know that internet marketing is a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 460+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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Hmp1 Premium
Thank you Robert. I will check out some of your blogs!
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Heather and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

Also although you have been here for a while now you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Heather,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks Zed,

I just read your profile - sounds like you have a well established business.
Do you mind my asking what you did previous to your online work? Just curious to know if you were a computer guru in your previous profession or if this was a complete change for you.

I started my first online business in 1996 and it was actually doing great. I shut it down (didn't even sell it!) to pursue my career in Long Term Healthcare. Hindsight being 20/20, I kick myself i the a** all of the time over that one.

Wishing you well!
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smartketeer Premium
I was a humble hypermarket manager :)
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NeptuneSiver Premium
You come to the right Place for some Education,
Also, I am from Vermont I move out in 88 with wife and kids we move to western New York about 15 miles from Lake Eire get a lot of snow. My X wife is from here. I grew up in Burlington and went to BHS. I work for Fassett Bakery till 88 if you remember them.
So welcome aboard

Thank You for Following Me I Follow you back****Keep Searching Follow the Sun WA-You Say I want it -I'll Have it
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Hmp1 Premium
I love Burlington! We go a few times a year and hang out on Church Street and at the water front. I don't remember that specific bakery.

Wish you all the best in your online business ventures!
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NeptuneSiver Premium
It's was in South Burlington on Shelburne Rd 7 heading out of Burlington Big Tan Building, on right going south just past Chev dealer. I know thing have change. That sad
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CandP Premium
Hello again, Heather, and thanks for your follow. We are following you back.
Love your bio and your perseverance to your business.
We agree, there is so much support here, both in the training and in the community.
We have all the tools, so let's get on with this journey together!
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ArmaniTol Premium
Greetings, Heather! I just stumbled on your WA profile page here to say "hello"! May you be successful in your online business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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Hmp1 Premium
Thank you Armand. Wishing much success!
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ArmaniTol Premium
Much appreciation. Thanks!
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Igor13 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
Best regards!
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Maine3623 Premium
Thank you for the follow, welcome to the WA community and you have come to the right place to realize your goals,

Mike
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks for following back. Wishing you great success!
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apache1 Premium
Hi Heather,
Thank you for the follow much appreciated. Wishing you continued success going forward. Believe in yourself and always keep going forward and don't forget to enjoy all you do in life.
Enjoy the week ahead
Andre
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kenway Premium
Hi Wayne here I am going to follow all that are READY TO ROCK.
Would like to stay in contact and get things on the roll.
Good luck and God bless you.
Wayne
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks Wayne. Best of luck to you on this adventure!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Heather, thank you for the follow, wishing you great success here at Wealthy Affiliate. glad to be part of your network and will return the favor. All the best.
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks Bishop! Wishing you only the best!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Please to meet you, Heather!

I keep telling my friends about my trip to Vermont years ago: I went with some friends to visit a farm where they made ice cream right there. It's the best ice cream I have EVER had!
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Hmp1 Premium
Hi Veronica! I thought I had responded to you yesterday - oops! VT is a fun place. We pressed cider from our own apples last fall. Yum! And now we are getting ready for sugaring season. Nothing like warm maple syrup tested right from the pan. You should come up and give it a try. Pour it over a little of that ice cream you mentioned and you will be addicted!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
You have my mouth watering, Heather!
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CraigO1 Premium
Hello and thank you for the follow. I'm also following you back now.
Best wishes,
Craig
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks. Good luck to you!
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TaniaHersel Premium
Thank you for the follow and following you. May you enjoy great success with your Wealthy Affiliate venture.
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Hmp1 Premium
Thank you. You as well!
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CraigW315 Premium
Hi there!
Thanks for following me. I am following back.
I wish you nothing but success and happiness for 2018!
Best of luck!
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Hmp1 Premium
Same to you Craig!
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TheAnswerGal Premium
Thank you so much for following me. I sure admire people like you who can remodel homes. I’m hooked on those shows on HGTV.
Linda
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Hmp1 Premium
Yes, I am hooked on some of those shows! All the best!
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Wilfred2016 Premium
Thanks for the follow Heather. We do share some common interests..reading & running!

All the best in your journey!

Wilfred
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks for following back! I'm sure our WA paths will cross again.
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melvinF Premium
Thanks for following me! Wish you all the best here!
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you for following me. Nice to meet you and I wish you all the best here at WA!
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Madek Premium
Hey, Heather!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Cheers!

Madek
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CDeMoss1 Premium
Welcome to WA thanks for following. Wishing you all the best.
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Oyz49 Premium
Hello, thanks for following me. Wish you all the best :)
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Loes Premium
Hello Heather,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Hmp1 Premium
Hi Loes,

I am having a slow start at this. I have been so, so busy with life - getting up at 5am and finally sitting down at 9pm. Job, kids, house etc. My goal is to stop trading hours for money at the regular day job. I'm looking for a reality check on the true ability to make this happen. Do you believe, through building a site on WA it is possible to replace a FT income? I am willing to put the time in but not if it is just a long shot. Hopefully you can give me an honest assessment of what you have experienced. It seems like you have been working at this for a while and I'm sure you have encountered many people along the way. I look forward to hearing from you.

Heather
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Loes Premium
Hi Heather, when you want a FT income quick, you should look into mini/niche site
Take a look at this training from Marcus
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks. I'll do that!
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - lots to learn here- stay focused - go through the Certification Courses first - you will get confused or frustrated from time to time - ask lots of questions - people are here to help you. 


HERE ARE 3 WA'ers Training Posts - they helped me - one is vocabulary you use here - one is a detailed use of your dashboard to find anything you will need - one is a plug-in to add to WordPress - that will help you build your sties. Hope they help - they did me Stay with it - you don't need a wish of good luck - you need a plea to study the material and stay at it no matter what - it will change your life and hopefully the people you touch with your message.

dave
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Hmp1 Premium
Thank you so much!
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Dmk71152 Premium
hope some of it helps
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Hello, Heather and thank you for following me back.

Mickeyb
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hey My Friend, Anthony here and I just wanted to congratulate you on making the move to premium. I hope and wish you the best in your new journey with WA. And I appreciate the follow back.
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smitty73 Premium
congrats on premium, stick with it.
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CobusvdM Premium
Welcome to the family of premium members.
You made a great decision.
Define your WHY, create your way-points and follow the WA training to the T. ....Success will come looking for you.
https://mybusinesswhy.com/define-your-my-business-why
Cheers :)
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BrendanB1 Premium
Hello and welcome to premium.

Follow the certification course or bootcamp training and you will build yourself a successful website. Remember to ask the community if you have any questions, we are here to help.

I wish you every success with your new venture.

Have a wonderful day :)

Brendan
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TashaJ Premium
Welcome!!
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium, you have just opened the door to a wonderful new world of possibilities. Work hard and make yourself a success. God Bless.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks Kyle,
I do have an idea. I get a little nervous about how to start. I think I want to own my own domain name. My idea is to have a site about cleaning. I know - very broad. I have an idea for a name and a brand really. Kind of like Rich Dad. That is a financial site, pretty broad but he has his own brand of products - the whole Rich Dad brand. I guess I have always had some trust issues because I am afraid of asking for specific advice from the community in fear that someone will grab my idea. Even though cleaning isn't glamorous I still worry, maybe too much.
I also worry that if I just start a site on SiteRubix that I won't be able to purchase the domain name if I want to transition.
I appreciate in input you are willing to provide. Thanks for this great opportunity to join your community.
Heather
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Kyle Premium
He had a brand before he developed his website. You ideally want to be targeted or you are going to be in a constant state of being overwhelmed trying to serve your entire niche.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Hmp1 Premium
Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
No problem Heather, wonderful to have you here at WA and I really do look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever need anything :)
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in your future with your premium membership to WA! WA works! Just follow the lessons and implement what you learn! Your success is just waiting for you to take action!

I am following you now and invite you to follow me as well. If I can ever be of any help, just let me know!

I wish you great success and prosperity!
Sincerely,
Tom

PS. Want to improve your rank in WA? Stay active in the community! Liking someone's post or comments helps their rank. Like more to get more likes!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Heather? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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Hmp1 Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome! I am wondering - if I purchase a domain name such as whatever in the .com should I also purchase whatever in the .net and .biz and so on or is .com the only one to worry about?
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Heather!

Welcome again to Wealthy Affiliate! I hope you're settling into the community and enjoying the training. I wanted to remind you that I'm always here to help you.

If you are getting too many emails from Wealthy Affiliate, you can reduce the emails by going to your account (click on your profile picture in the top right) then scroll down until you see email notifications. Un-click the ones you don't want to receive.

Here's another Wealthy Affiliate success story. Heather , take one step at a time, ask questions when you need help and be patient. Building an online business takes sustained effort and time.

Focus on the training and you will soon begin to see opportunities to make money online at every turn.

As long as you keep taking action, you win. If you have a question, you can contact me by simply replying to this message.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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Hmp1 Premium
Hi Gary,
I was just taking a look at your profile. I love that you are a writer of both novels and of copy. I think I might have stumbled onto WA because of some research I was doing on copywriting for AWAI. Did I get here through your website? I would love to take a look at it but I have no idea what it was.
I have been slowly trying to work on my website here. Sadly, I had this same website fully operational in 2006 but I had no idea how to market or monetize it and I ended up shutting it down. How I wish I had stumbled onto WA right at that time. I have worked in long term care for nearly 20 years and my niche is related to eldercare.
Most recently I have been wondering if I would be better off focusing on the WA affiliate program. I would have to develop a different website for that however I think it might be profitable faster than my Elder-Edge site.
I know there isn't an overnight success either way however, I would like to go in the best direction. Lately, my 9-5 job is making literally sick. Sometimes you get to a point where you need a change and I'm there. It is a bad feeling to wake up sick to your stomach because you have to go to a job you have come to hate.
Anyway, that is what has led me to this long, drawn out request for advice from you on how to proceed with my training and work here at WA. What do you think my best course of action is?
I look forward to and appreciate your advice.
Take Care,
Heather
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Heather!

I will send you a private message.

Gary
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Heather!

It's a pleasure to meet you. Where you live sounds beautiful. I look forward to helping you build a thriving online business.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Heather!

Welcome aboard!

You are in the right place to learn everything you need to know to build your own profitable online business.

Relax, you can do this. We’ll help you every step of the way.

A lot of people have succeeded with the simple strategy you will learn here. You can too.

Start by watching this video: I’m committed to helping you reach your goals. If you have a question, you can contact me anytime by simply replying to this message.

I'm here for you,

Gary

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